Frequently asked questions
Medicine is an incredibly competitive course. What are my chances of being offered a place?
It is difficult for us to confirm what percentage of applicants will be accepted, as the number of applications we receive changes year to year.
Application statistics for 2022 can be found below:
Number of Places: 156
Number of applications for 2022: 2420
Number of applicants interviewed: 708
Number of offers made: 170
I am unable to obtain predicted grades for my qualifications. Will my application still be considered?
We are unable to consider any applicant who cannot provide predicted grades for pending qualifications.
Do you consider late applications?
We are unable to consider any applications that are received by UCAS after the deadline, which is typically 18:00 (GMT) on the 15 October annually. To ensure your application is considered, please do not leave it until the last minute to apply, as you will need to allow time for your school or college to add your reference and officially submit your application.
If you applied on time but changed your mind about your university choices, we will consider your application assuming you are within the 14 day cooling off period set by UCAS and your application was submitted prior to the deadline.
I will be turning 18 after the course has commenced. Will my application be considered?
For insurance purposes, we are unable to send any student who is under the age of 18 on placement. Placements begin very early into the school year, so we will be unable to enrol any candidate who has not turned 18 prior to the induction period finishing. We will still consider your application, but you would be offered deferred entry if successful.
Do you consider transfers from other Medical Schools?
We are unable to consider any transfers, or degree study from any university other than the University of Plymouth.
When will interviews take place?
Interviews typically take place between December and February. You will be given the opportunity to choose your preferred interview date through our online booking system, and we endeavour to provide as much notice of interview dates as possible.
Where will interviews take place?
We will be completing all interviews in the 2023 admissions cycle online via zoom.
I have personal issues that I am worried could have affected my interview/exam performance. Do you consider extenuating circumstances?
Whilst we sympathise with the unfortunate situation you have experienced, in the interest of fairness to all our applicants we are unable to consider any extenuating circumstances at any stage of the admissions process.
Will you have places available through Clearing?
Although we very rarely have places available through Clearing, you are more than welcome to call us from early August to check if there are places available.
I have been given an offer but I am worried that I will not meet the academic criteria. What will happen if I don’t achieve the required grades?
We understand that applying for university and sitting exams is an incredibly stressful time. We will be unable to confirm whether we can accept your application if you do not meet the required grades until A level results day. At this point, we will know how all of our applicants have performed and the Admissions Advisory Panel will advise whether reduced grades will be considered.
While we have softened on entry requirements in the past, there is no guarantee that this will be the case.